La destruction de la statue royale a Nouvelle Yorck
- La destruction de la statue royale a Nouvelle Yorck
After George Washington read the Declaration of Independence to his troops in New York City on July 9, 1776, locals pulled down a statue of King George III. This European print imagines what the scene looked like. New Yorkers join with enslaved or freed Africans to take down the statue. People gather at the windows and on balconies to view the spectacle. The destruction of the statue by the people represented America's challenge to monarchical tyranny. Consumers viewed this print through a set of lenses to give dimension to the image.
- George Washington's Mount Vernon
- Collection (local):
Richard H. Brown Revolutionary War Map Collection at Mount Vernon
Streets--New York (State)--New York--Pictorial works--Early works to 1800
New York (N.Y.)--Pictorial works--Early works to 1800
New York (N.Y.)--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Pictorial works--Early works to 1800
George, III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
New YorkNew York
Exhibited: "We Are One: Mapping America's Road from Revolution to Independence" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2015.
- 1 print : etching, hand-colored, 29 x 41 cm.
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